This month I started a day earlier than predicted and everything seemed normal at the beginning. My cycles are typically very regular. The first day was light. The second and third days were terrible. The fourth day was a little heavier than the norm but that's not terribly uncommon. The fifth, six, and seventh days were more like my typical second day (heavy bleeding, large clots, cramps). It is now the 8th day and it doesn't seem to be slowing down. The 5th through 7th days usually taper off and I might spot for a couple of days afterward.
The clots are starting to worry me, I always have them around day 2 but then they usually disappear. I have been very sick with a cold all week which I have read can affect cycles and I've had cysts before but I've never had this issue this late in the game. I am just wondering if this is in any way 'normal' and at what point if I continue bleeding I should see a doctor.
P.S. I am not on any birthcontrol.